My Story

My name is Barb, and I have smoked for 40 years. I can't believe I have been an idiot for that long. I was instantly hooked the first time I tried it at age 13, and eventually went from a casual smoker to realizing I wasn't able to quit. I have tried off and on over the years to quit and I did when I was pregnant, however the day I quit breastfeeding was the day I took up smoking again. Which is crazy!! I was recently diagnosed with COPD, and although I deserved the diagnosis, I was crushed. So now I have decided that is it, I'm done with smoking forever. I am grateful that my children and husband do not smoke and have never smoked. I have always been active and athletic which was something I planned on when I retire, however from being able to run 10km in less than an hour I have deteriorated to the point where I can barely run as I am unable to breathe. I hate myself for this and I just think what a waste
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My Story
Edmonton